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September 28, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An oil tanker trying to squeeze through a tight drawbridge gashed its hull, spilling 109,200 gallons of heating oil and fuel into the harbor at Portland. The tanker Julie N was carrying 8.8 million gallons of heating oil, officials said. The accident spilled 84,000 gallons of the ship's fuel as well as 25,200 gallons of the heating oil. Officials banned fishing in the Fore River, and the Million Dollar Bridge, a major commuting route, will be closed indefinitely.
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September 29, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lobster boats bobbed at their docks and fishermen stayed home after a tanker over the weekend plowed into a drawbridge and spilled 170,000 gallons of oil into the seafood-rich Portland Harbor. A Liberian tanker, the Julie N, hit the Million Dollar Bridge, cutting a 15-by-30-foot gash in its hull. Heating oil and the boat's own heavy fuel leaked into the harbor and the Fore River. The bridge was closed to traffic and the harbor remained closed to all but cleanup vessels.
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September 29, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lobster boats bobbed at their docks and fishermen stayed home after a tanker over the weekend plowed into a drawbridge and spilled 170,000 gallons of oil into the seafood-rich Portland Harbor. A Liberian tanker, the Julie N, hit the Million Dollar Bridge, cutting a 15-by-30-foot gash in its hull. Heating oil and the boat's own heavy fuel leaked into the harbor and the Fore River. The bridge was closed to traffic and the harbor remained closed to all but cleanup vessels.
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September 28, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An oil tanker trying to squeeze through a tight drawbridge gashed its hull, spilling 109,200 gallons of heating oil and fuel into the harbor at Portland. The tanker Julie N was carrying 8.8 million gallons of heating oil, officials said. The accident spilled 84,000 gallons of the ship's fuel as well as 25,200 gallons of the heating oil. Officials banned fishing in the Fore River, and the Million Dollar Bridge, a major commuting route, will be closed indefinitely.
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